EU Invited Ukraine To Join And Agreed To Give Another 500 Million Euro Aiding Ukrainian Military

On April 8th, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Parliament in Ukraine, met with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine in the capital city Kiev. At the press conference after the meeting, she personally handed over the intent to Zelenskyy which is the application for Ukraine to join the EU and invited Ukraine to join the EU in the short term. She also expressed her willingness to push the EU to pass Ukraine’s accession application within a few weeks, though usually joining the EU takes several years to review.

It is reported that during her visit to Ukraine, von der Leyen specially went to Bucha town, where she experienced a brutal massacre in Russia. Facing the mountain of body bags, the speaker choked with grief. She said, “Here in Bucha we have seen our humanity shattered”.

On the same day,European Council chief Charles Michel said that the EU’s top diplomat had proposed an additional 500 million euro in military assistance to Ukraine through the “European Peace Fund”. This is the first time that the fund delivers lethal weapons to a third country during the war. Before, the EU has already agreed to a 1 billion euro package to provide arms for Kyiv. This action is the first time that the EU has broken its long-standing taboo of banning the delivery of weapons to conflict areas.

The final adoption of the proposal requires the approval of 27 EU countries.the EU has already agreed to a 1 billion euro package to provide arms for Kyiv. This action is the first time that the EU has broken its long-standing taboo of banning the delivery of weapons to conflict areas. The final adoption of the proposal requires the approval of 27 EU countries.the EU has already agreed to a 1 billion euro package to provide arms for Kyiv. This action is the first time that the EU has broken its long-standing taboo of banning the delivery of weapons to conflict areas. The final adoption of the proposal requires the approval of 27 EU countries.

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